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Going Viral: The Mother of all Pandemics


Jul 19, 2018

The disease detectives investigate the global ramifications of the Spanish flu pandemic and discover places far removed from the European theatre of war, where the Spanish flu has left its trace.

Presented by Mark Honigsbaum @honigsbaum and Hannah Mawdsley @HannahMawdsley

With:

Shobana Jeyasingh, Choreographer. @SJeyasinghDance

‘Contagion’ is touring in 2018, for more information go to: www.shobanajeyasingh.co.uk

Laura Spinney, Novelist, science journalist and author of ‘Pale Rider, The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World’. www.lauraspinney.com / @lfspinney    

Professor John Oxford, Blizzard Institute, Queen Mary College, London. Scientific Director, Oxford Media Medicine www.oxfordmediamedicine.co

Dr. Anthea Hyslop, retired academic historian, Australian National University

Dr. Peter Hobbins, Department of History, The University of Sydney. www.sydney.edu.au/arts/history/staff/profiles/peter.hobbins.php, @history2wheeler

The series is produced by Melissa FitzGerald @Melissafitzg 

Cover art by Patrick Blower. www.blowercartoons.com

Readings by: Will Huggins https://voiceovers.mandy.com/uk/voice-artist/profile/will-huggins-1; Sian Kelly and Susheel Kumar www.susheelkumar.net

‘Going Viral’ is supported by Wellcome www.wellcome.ac.uk / @wellcometrust

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